Any fans of Deep Purple or, especially, of Glenn Hughes, will need no introduction to Trapeze, as they were the band that Hughes was with in the early '70s until 1973, when the Purple job came a-calling. In fact, Trapeze themselves were something of a 'reverse supergroup', since the three core members - unknown at..
The late Gram Parsons is, of course, one of those figures whose shadow looms large over the music scene of the last 50 years in far greater measure to his record sales or profile during his lifetime. In a similar way to other artists destined to die before their time, such as Nick Drake or..
Downes Braide Association (DBA) have released their new album entitled Halcyon Hymns, and the latest single from it, called Today. The album will also be released as a white vinyl double album on 26 March. Halcyon Hymns is the fifth DBA collaboration and follows their previous critically-acclaimed studio albums Pictures of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts..
ROB ZOMBIE has released his second single “The Eternal Struggles Of The Howling Man” off The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, to be released March 12th, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The LP is Rob Zombie’s seventh studio album and marks his first new album in nearly five years. The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse..
THE COMPLETE SESSIONS FROM FRONTMAN BRUCE SOORD’S ACOUSTIC LIVE PERFORMANCES STREAMED DURING LOCKDOWN THE DELUXE 4 DISC HARDBACK BOOK EDITION WILL BE RELEASED 16TH APRIL Over the last half-decade, The Pineapple Thief, led by Bruce Soord and bolstered by the involvement of master drummer Gavin Harrison, has rapidly ascended to the upper echelons of Europe’s Alternative Rock scene. To..
AN EXTENSIVE 6LP, 4 TAPE SET WITH 7”, DVD & BOOK, COVERING THE EARLY YEARS OF THE NORWEGIAN METAL LEGENDS, WITH EXCLUSIVE MATERIAL COMING 2ND APRIL 2021 Peaceville Records are set to release a glorious, limited edition Darkthrone box set Shadows Of Iconoclasm on 2nd April. This deluxe set marks the formative years of one of Norway’s finest &..
Okay, let's get the Iron Elephant in the room out of the way first. When you think of Iron Butterfly, what springs to mind. Apart from those who would say 'Nothing, who are they? And why are you asking me these things?', it's fair to say that 90% of the remainder would come up with..
UK heavy proggers HeKz announce new line up & double concept album HeKz’s fourth album Terra Nova will see lead singer and bassist Matt Young joined by a new line up of international talent. 'HeKz has always been a musical chimera, fusing elements of heavy metal, hard rock and progressive music,' explains Young. 'The new..
Since forming in 2013 UK label Blackbow Records has continued to release music created and appreciated by those who worship tone and riffs. Now in 2021 they are set to continue this trend with a new split LP of pure heaviness from Belfast based, sludge-juggernauts Slomatics alongside the blistering and crushing sounds of Ungraven. With..
If I play a song I’ll do the whole thing – I don’t really see the point of putting bits into a medley arrangement. The year 2020 has impacted every single musician and listener on the planet, I think it would be fair to say. Musicians themselves most of all, because while those of us..